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Ruger

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Re: A question on compatibility of C3 systems and Clan tech
« Reply #90 on: 06 January 2020, 23:06:06 »
A lot of people see the Clans they same way they do the Klingons - sort of like Space Samurai, with a rigid code of honour which is based on... something.

But the problem is, the Clans are a lot like the Klingons - who talk a lot about honour, but according to the TNG episode Redemption, they consider suicide bombing honourable if the target is killed, and according to the DS9 episode Way of the Warrior cloaking ships beside destroyed or crippled starships to ambush and kill rescuers is honourable.

I seem to recall Worf saying something that explains the Klingon (and really Clan) concept of honor when a Klingon tactic was brought into question:

“There is nothing more honorable than victory.”

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Re: A question on compatibility of C3 systems and Clan tech
« Reply #91 on: 06 January 2020, 23:51:07 »
I seem to recall Worf saying something that explains the Klingon (and really Clan) concept of honor when a Klingon tactic was brought into question:

“There is nothing more honorable than victory.”

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Re: A question on compatibility of C3 systems and Clan tech
« Reply #92 on: 07 January 2020, 00:57:55 »
A more nuanced version may be "There is nothing more honorable than not losing."
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Re: A question on compatibility of C3 systems and Clan tech
« Reply #93 on: 07 January 2020, 03:00:42 »
Or there's the flavor text on the Khan Vlad Ward card from the Battletech CCG: We Clans talk much of honor. Nothing is more precious to a Clan warrior than his honor. How do I define honor? Success.
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Re: A question on compatibility of C3 systems and Clan tech
« Reply #94 on: 07 January 2020, 05:23:23 »
The original question has been answered and the topic had traveled fairly far from the intent. As such, it's being locked.
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